Recent Fiction

The Opening of the Bayou Saint John

by Shawn Scarber

8 February 2016

I anchor the gondola with my pole and hold out my arms to accept the swaddled gift. The woman doesn't move, until she speaks, and then her breathing is fast, as though she hasn't breathed for days. "I come to understand from what some folk say, that if I want, I can go with you." Her voice is lilting and her cadence rhythmic. "I brought paper bills. I know you like coin, but paper bills is all I could find."

Podcast: The Opening of the Bayou Saint John

by Shawn Scarber, read by Anaea Lay

8 February 2016

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Shawn Scarber's "The Opening of the Bayou Saint John."

Conjure Man

by Stefon Mears

1 February 2016

A crossroads has to be a lonely place. It has to be a real choice point. When you stand at a crossroads and pick which way to go, that decision has to mean something. It can't be a decision you can change your mind about a few hundred feet later, or even a quarter mile.

Podcast: Conjure Man

by Stefon Mears, read by Anaea Lay

1 February 2016

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Stefon Mears's "Conjure Man."

Archived Fiction

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